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‘A Conversable Knowledge’

John Gallagher.

in Learning Languages in Early Modern England

August 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Social and Cultural History. 24857 words.

This chapter considers language-learning in educational travel. Early modern English elites placed great emphasis on the educational value of travel, and saw the study and practice of...

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‘A Peece of Christ done by Leonardo’ and ‘A lords figure. in halfe.’

Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp and Robert B. Simon.

in Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 6117 words.

Chapter 7 opens the third section of the book, which discusses the collecting and reception of Leonardo da Vinci in Stuart Britain. The chapter summarizes the key documentation, placing it...

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‘A Pitiable Sight’

Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp and Robert B. Simon.

in Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 4670 words.

Chapter 11 considers access to Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi in England c. 1630–50. It proposes that the painting was inaccessible in the queen’s private apartments in the 1630s, which accounts...

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The Absolutist Mirror

Susan Mokhberi.

in The Persian Mirror

January 2020; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Middle Eastern History. 6678 words.

The visit of Mohammad Reza Beg in 1715 raised connections between the Safavid and Bourbon crowns. After the death of Louis XIV, Persia took on a different meaning under the new French...

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After the Original: Hollar and Leonardo’s Salvator

Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp and Robert B. Simon.

in Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 6650 words.

Chapter 12 reviews the Bohemian artist Wencelaus Hollar’s 1650 etching of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi, which, he stated, was made from the original painting. Can we identify Hollar’s model,...

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Against All Odds

Susan Mokhberi.

in The Persian Mirror

January 2020; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Middle Eastern History. 11373 words.

Attempts at diplomatic outreach encouraged France’s connection to Persia in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The descriptions of the French embassy to Persia between 1706...

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The Agrarian East

Edgar Melton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Industrial History. 12670 words.

This chapter deals with the vast territories east of the Elbe river, including Poland–Lithuania, the Czech lands, Brandenburg–Prussia, and Russia. There are two primary and interlocking...

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The Agrarian West

Tom Scott.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 15627 words.

The main developments in western European agrarian society and economy are surveyed at the outset in a regional analysis which stresses the degree of variety within quite small areas and by...

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Appraising Leonardo

Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp and Robert B. Simon.

in Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 10409 words.

Chapter 10 discusses the appraisal of paintings relating to Leonardo and his school in seventeenth-century England and the state of understanding and connoisseurship of the artist at that...

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Aristocrats and Writers

Robert A. Schneider.

in Dignified Retreat

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Intellectual History. 19709 words.

This chapter, building on the last, argues that the motivation for writers to reform French and create a new literary culture largely had to do with their relationship to the Parisian...

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